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Benjamin Adekunle
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Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle
General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division, Nigerian Army
In office
July 1967 – May 1969
Succeeded by Col. O. Obasanjo
Personal details
Born (1936-06-26)26 June 1936
Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Died 13 September 2014(2014-09-13) (aged 78)
Lagos, Nigeria
Alma mater Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
Nickname(s) The Black Scorpion
Allegiance  Nigeria
Branch/service Nigerian Army
Years of service 1958–1974
Rank Brigadier
Commands 3 Marine Commando
Battles/wars

Congo Crisis

Nigerian Civil War

Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle (26 June 1936 – 13 September 2014) was a Nigerian Army leader. He served as general during many important Nigerian battles. Some of which, he is known for fighting at the Congo Crisis battles and fought during the Nigerian Civil War. He began his service years in 1958. He retired in 1974.

Adekunle died in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 78.


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